In Destiny's Hands: Five Tragic Rulers, Children of Maria Theresa

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Justin Vovk's In Destiny's Hands is the heartbreaking story of five children of Austria's iconic empress, Maria Theresa, who watched as their royal worlds were ripped apart by tragedy and epic misfortunes. These are the stories of Joseph, whose disastrous reign forced Austria to the brink of civil war; Amalia, the brazen and scandalous duchess who married a boy-prince and died exiled and forgotten; Leopold, Maria Theresa's unassuming second son, who was the envy of Europe until his tumultuous reign was cut tragically short; Maria Carolina, the very Austrian queen of Naples, who ended her days fighting Napoleon with her dying breath; and Marie Antoinette, the legendary teenage bride, who was hated and reviled as Queen of France and met her ultimate fate on the guillotine, a testimony to her mother's vain ambition. Painstakingly researched and masterfully crafted, In Destiny's Hands brings to vivid life the world of the eighteenth century like never before.

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Justin is a critically acclaimed historian whose work is catalogued in the Library of Congress.  He has been studying royal history for more than ten years.  Since 2002, he has worked on genealogical studies documenting the lineage and intermarriages of nearly every royal family in modern European history since the seventeenth century.  He has written numerous successful papers on the subject of royal history, including The End of Autocracy: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty, Canadian Confederation and the Habsburg Crown Lands: A Comparative Essay, The Grand Duchess Anastasia: The Greatest Story of the 20th Century, and Maria Theresa and Marie Antoinette: A Tainted Relationship.  His next book, Imperial Requiem: Four Women Who Loved and Lost in the Age of Empires, is scheduled to begin production sometime next year.  He resides in Hamilton, Ontario, with his family.

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Readers will find many fascinating details in Vovk's In Destiny's Hands.  Vovk has shed some light on these individuals and provided a much needed new work on Maria Theresa's progeny.

--Julia P. Gelardi, author of the critically acclaimed "Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria" and "In Triumph’s Wake: Royal Mothers, Tragic Daughters, and the Price They Paid For Glory"

Be prepared for heart break, smiles, and most of all, a roller coaster of enlightenment...you will not be able to put it down. --David Antunes, M.A., author of "Napoleon’s Way: How One Little Man Changed the World"

This tale of history, tragedy, and intrigue is both captivating and engaging, and will leave the reader with a greater understanding of not only history, but of the love of a caring mother as well. --Alexander Patteson, "The Satellite" newsmagazine

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